Immigration forms in the United States are notoriously complicated, and it looks as though they just became even longer and more difficult to complete. The Press Enterprise reports that last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services updated the forms, lengthening them from 19 to 21 pages.


The USCIS says that the forms are easier to navigate now, but some criticize the new forms as convoluted and misleading. In other words, it’s more important than ever to hire an experienced immigration lawyer if you’re trying to secure a U.S. visa. One mistake on a form could cost you the chance to enter the country, drastically delaying the process.

Whether you’re applying for a green card or a work visa, we are available to consult with you and help you stay on the right track. At O’Brien Law Group, we have more than 15 years of experience helping people like you navigate the immigration process.

To speak with an attorney about applying for a green card in Kentucky, call us today at 502-400-7890.

Can I move between states before applying for citizenship?

Many people worry that once they become a permanent citizen in one state, they will lose their green card or the ability to naturalize if they move to a new state. NY Daily News advises that there is a waiting period, but you should feel free to move.

For instance, let’s say you are planning to move to Kentucky just before applying for U.S. citizenship. The USCIS will permit you to apply only after you’ve lived in Kentucky for three months. Of course, you’ll also need to have been a permanent resident for at least five years prior to your application.

What is the most straightforward path to a green card?

Some foreign citizens are more concerned with obtaining a green card quickly and easily than they are with any other issue. If you are in this situation and you have enough money to invest, the EB-5 program is the simplest method for reaching your goal.

Business Today reports that an investment of either $500,000 or $1 million, depending on the employment area, can secure you a green card for yourself and some members of your family. The program is designed to create new jobs, so your investment must create at least 10 to be successful.

The application process includes two forms that must be completed thoroughly to qualify.

Like any investment, there are no guarantees, so it’s important to speak with an expert before spending the money. The most important part of the EB-5 program is fully vetting potential investments to give you the best chance of success.

At O’Brien Law Group, we can offer advice based on 15 years of experience working with the EB-5 system. We understand that you will have more depending on the investment than just money, and we’ll work hard to keep the process smooth for you and your family.

To speak with a Kentucky immigration lawyer about your green card or citizenship application, call us today at 502-400-7890.


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